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House Committee Continues Investigation of Cartels’ Ability to Obtain U.S. Weapons

House Committee Continues Investigation of Cartels’ Ability to Obtain U.S. Weapons

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is currently investigating how Mexico's drug cartels seem to be easily obtaining military-grade weapons from the United States. continue reading »

Faces of the DREAM Act: Immigration Advocates Back 22-year-old Student’s Fight to Stay in U.S.

Faces of the DREAM Act: Immigration Advocates Back 22-year-old Student’s Fight to Stay in U.S.

Erick Velazquillo was just 2 years old when he was brought to the United States from Mexico. Now, after being arrested for a traffic violation he faces deportation to a country he does not know, continue reading »

Immigration Status May Block Up to 220,000 Kids from Health Coverage

Immigration Status May Block Up to 220,000 Kids from Health Coverage

As many as 220,000 uninsured children in California will be excluded from health care reform programs because of their or their parents' immigration status, according to an analysis released yesterday. continue reading »

NBA Players, Arenas and Howard Taking On the ‘Planking’ Trend

NBA Players, Arenas and Howard Taking On the ‘Planking’ Trend

Two NBA players have teamed up (and been competing at times) as they take part in an odd new craze that is sweeping the world, planking, otherwise known as "the lying down game" continue reading »

COPA AMÉRICA Official Song Released! (VIDEO)

COPA AMÉRICA Official Song Released! (VIDEO)

Diego Torres officially presented the song “Creo En América,” the official song of 2011’s Copa América. continue reading »

WATCH Cameron Díaz in “El Hormiguero” a Popular TV Show in Spain (VIDEO)

WATCH Cameron Díaz in “El Hormiguero” a Popular TV Show in Spain (VIDEO)

The actress was in the popular Spanish TV show to promote her new film “Bad Teacher” continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:  Hispanic Men Charged with Providing Farm Workers with Prostitutes

LATINO BLOTTER:  Hispanic Men Charged with Providing Farm Workers with Prostitutes

A Hispanic man from Vermont and a Mexican national have been charged with providing prostitutes to local farm workers for $60 per sexual act. continue reading »

“Los Zetas” Hitman, Abraham Barrios Caporal, Captured, Say Mexican Authorities

“Los Zetas” Hitman, Abraham Barrios Caporal, Captured, Say Mexican Authorities

A man suspected of being a hitman and part of mass kidnappings and murders of migrants has been detained, Mexico's defense department said. continue reading »

Salma’s Hubby is Super-Model Linda Evangelista’s Baby Daddy!

Salma’s Hubby is Super-Model Linda Evangelista’s Baby Daddy!

French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault has a four year old with both Hayek and Evangelista! continue reading »

Danny Pino to Join NBC’s Award-Winning Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Danny Pino to Join NBC’s Award-Winning Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

When Christopher Meloni moved on from NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, it left many wondering who would take his place, but now questions have been answered. Danny Pino, formerly of continue reading »

UN Speaks Out Against Pending Execution of Mexican National in U.S.

UN Speaks Out Against Pending Execution of Mexican National in U.S.

The top United Nations human rights official has appealed to a state governor in the United States to commute the death sentence of a Mexican national scheduled to be executed for murder next week, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported today. continue reading »

¡No Mas!  Guatemalan Court Blocks Recently Divorced First Lady from Running for Presidency

¡No Mas!  Guatemalan Court Blocks Recently Divorced First Lady from Running for Presidency

Apparently Guatemalan election officials saw and thought what most people of that country saw and thought of the First Lady’s pending divorce from the President –it’s a farce. continue reading »

Shocker:  Hugo Chavez Battling Cancer with No Indication When He Will Return to Venezuela

Shocker:  Hugo Chavez Battling Cancer with No Indication When He Will Return to Venezuela

Everyone knew something was wrong with Hugo Chavez. From his extended travels to Cuba for ‘health reasons’, to going radio silence on Twitter and state TV to the recent cancellation of the Latin American summit. continue reading »

Hispanic Youth Killed in Brighton Park Alley

A hispanic teenager was found shot to dead in the Brighton Park neighborhood late Wednesday night. 16-year old Juan Bautista was found in the alley in the 3700 block of South Albany continue reading »

Maya Indie Film Series Launches, Celebrating Latinos in Film

Maya Indie Film Series Launches, Celebrating Latinos in Film

The Maya Indie Film Series (MIFS) launched its third annual seven-city tour in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago this week, followed by San Antonio and San Diego on August 5, Dallas on August 12, continue reading »